Three In Court Over Layby Death

Three men from St Albans have been charged with murdering a 29 year old man found dead in a layby in Wheathampstead.

Michael Taylor, aged 27 and from Bricket Road in St Albans is the latest to be charged. Joseph Cross, 27, from Newgate Close, St Albans and Duncan Cross, 30, from Green Lane, St Albans are also accused of killing Mohim Miah

Police and ambulance crews were called to Ferrers Lane at Nomansland just after 5.40pm on Friday 18 November 2011 following reports that a man with serious injuries had been found. He was pronounced at the scene.

All three men will appear at St Albans Crown Court tomorrow for the preliminary hearing.

A fourth man has been arrested and released on bail

The family of Mohim Miah said he had been living in Kent and had returned home to his family in St Albans to celebrate his 30th birthday.

His parents, his three brothers and four sisters have paid a tribute to him in a statement released through police.

In it they say “Mohim was a caring man who would do anything for his family and friends; as a result, he touched many people’s lives.”

“Even though he had been unwell, he had been working to turn his life around and was doing just that, which we are so proud of him for.

“He had started going to the gym and taken a real interest in getting physically fit. But he was also interested in food – both cooking and eating it. He had worked as a waiter and a chef, which he really enjoyed.”

“He has a two and a half year old son, whom he doted on, and who now must grow up without knowing what a kind and loving father he had.

“Since Mohim’s death, we have received so many words of condolence from those who knew him and we would like to thank those people for their kindness and support through this tragic time.

“We hope to have Mohim’s funeral and lay him to rest in peace, and have justice for his murder.”

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